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Water in Your Life - Share Your Story!

What do you or your organization do to improve water and sanitation conditions in your community? Submit a water story, and let the world know what water means to you. The stories will be gathered into a report that will be released on World Water Day and featured on the Global Water Network, reaching a wide audience.
In 500 words or less, please briefly describe your community, your day-to-day water and sanitation conditions, what has or has not been done to improve these conditions and what your hopes are for the future. If you have pictures, please email those as well!
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2009. We look forward to hearing your personal water story and sharing it with the world!
Please email submissions to gwn@earthday.net

Comments

Auma's picture

I would love to hear more about this!

I hope you will share the stories with us here on PulseWire! Right now we in Kenya are undergoing a famine and drought,and may people drink water that they should otherwise not.

I will be checking out here for any updates.

All the best in 2009,

Leah Auma Okeyo.

mboneenie's picture

Women can take action

Hello Auma,

Please if you want to meet other women in Kenya who you can work with.

Please get back to me.

regards

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
Cons

Kim Kitchen's picture

movement of water

I approach my work with the consideration of an opportunity, the ability to unite our understanding of the world and our human experience, giving space and attention to that which are the truths of our time. As we are inundated with advertising, story lines and various marketing tools that define, consume, stereotype and depict illusions of what we should be. I am inspired to create work that is grounded in issues relevant to culture, identity and the daily happenings of our lives. Perhaps a mirror, reflecting, affirming our human experience and our relationship to the environment in which we live.

Movement of water was inspired by my journey to the Sub-Sahara, where I lived and worked in a front line capacity in a community where each day’s priority is the strenuous search for clean water. It features a multi-dimensional narrative that includes; installation, photography, video and audio connecting the gallery audience to a land where the gathering of water is a labour intensive reality with life threatening outcomes. From July to October 2007, my home was based in a shanty town in Dar es salaam Tanzania with a family of five who lovingly opened and shared their lives with me. The impact of access to little or no water, polluted & toxic, labour intensive, life & death outcomes, heightened my awareness of what I now understand to be a global crisis.

It is my intention to engage those who simply turn on a tap, who relate to the movement of water as being; a river roaring, a babbling brook, waves lapping, the rinse cycle of the dishwasher, a sprinkler system watering grass, a tub filling , a toilet flushing.

Consumption, protection, privatization, exploitation, water governance/policy/laws and the need for conservation have inspired this body of work and my desire to respond artistically, creating visuals that provide various perspectives, an experience of self exploration into one’s own use and regard for water. Addressing and advocating for the protection of water along with the need for personal and global leadership and governance is the ultimate goal. To declare water as a human right is at the core of water consciousness which I believe is not yet relevant to the experience and context of most individuals who reside in the west, more specifically my homeland of Canada.

mboneenie's picture

Thanks for your reply

Hello Kim,

Thank you for your comments . In the GWSF we are looking for women who can work together to make a change.

Are you one of them.

Please get back to me.

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
Cons

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